National Reconciliation Week Council Activities 2018


National Reconciliation Week (NRW- 27 May – 3 June) is an annual celebration enabling all Australians to come together in the spirit of mutual respect. The 2018 theme is Don’t Keep History a Mystery.

During this week all Australians are invited to learn, share, and grow – by exploring our past, learning more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, and developing a deeper understanding of our national story.

Council is proud to offer community events and activities to celebrate NRW.

Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC)

Australian Film Series: Rabbit-Proof Fence and Ten Canoes

Saturday 2 June, RPAC Concert Hall

Rabbit-Proof Fence: 10am (non-captioned) & 12 noon (captioned) (PG)

Ten Canoes: 2pm (non-captioned) & 4pm (captioned) (M)

Enjoy two outstanding Australian films on the big screen. Tickets $8 for a single film or two films for $14. For bookings and details visit rpac.com.au or call 3829 8131.

Redland Art Gallery (RAG) exhibitions

The Search for Warrajamba (leading up to NRW)

Until Sunday 27 MAY 2018, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland: The Search for Warrajamba by Quandamooka artist Delvene Cockatoo-explores a generational oral story of a mermaid named Warrajamba.

Salt Marsh Whispers  (leading up to NRW)

Until Sunday 27 MAY 2018, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland: Salt Marsh Whispers draws on artist Jo-Anne Driessens existing film archives and new works to translate history, life and dreams of place within Aboriginal culture.

The Search for Warrajamba & Salt Marsh Whispers floor talk: 10am Sunday 27 May 2018. No booking required

Gadal Gajal Bujongja QuandamookajenSalt Water Murris Quandamooka Inc

Saturday 26 May – Tuesday 10 July 2018, Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba: Gadal Gajal Bujongja Quandamookajen (Bushes and Leaves: Flora from Quandamooka Mother Earth), sees Salt Water Murris Quandamooka Inc. artists pay respect to the significance and spirit of the flora of Bujongja Quandamooka.

Gadal Gajal Bujongja Quandamookajen floor talk: Includes light lunch: 11am Saturday 26 May 2018. Bookings required to (07) 3829 8484

Saltwater Murris Quandamooka Inc. workshop: Workshop for adults with the Salt Water Murris Quandamooka Inc., 12noon – 2pm, Saturday 26 May 2018 RAG, Capalaba. Bookings essential, $10 non-refundable booking fee. Phone (07) 3829 8484

Redland Libraries

Cultural Talk with Matt Burns (Friday before NRW)  

Friday 25 May, 9.30am, Victoria Point Library: Listen to Quandamooka educator Matt Burns as he speaks about our local history, culture and artefacts. Free, bookings required through redland.qld.gov.au/whatson  

Bedtime Stories with Sandra Close-Delaney

Thursday 31 May, 5.30pm at Cleveland Library: Sandra will be reading her new book, Whale Dreaming – Bibunla Yalingbila in English and in the traditional Jandai language. A craft activity will follow.  Free, no bookings required.

Artwork credit: Imagecourtesy of artist from Whale Dreaming, Bibunla Yalingbila, Sandra Close-Delaney